By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
What happens when you bring together some of the coolest wedding suppliers the UK has to offer, incredible creativity, a loved up couple and a warehouse venue? Industrial romance of course!
These wedding ideas today are perfect for couples with edgy cool style and taste, no matter the season. The lighting really oozes opulent atmosphere, Edison and festoon lights are sure to bring a touch of magic to any space. Bringing together the concrete elements are swathes of fabric, greenery blooms, succulents and candles, all with violet and green tones. Look out for the geometric suspended cake, bold stationery and super beautiful outfits too.
Thanks so much to Stevie Jay Photography for sharing these amazing images with us. Planner and stylist Emily K Weddings tells us more.
“When Stevie Jay approached me about working on this shoot, I was excited about her style of photography. The candid shots and little secret moments she captures between bride and grooms is enchanting. We wanted the shoot to be cool, edgy but still full of romance and elegance.
The concept and colour palette behind the shoot was taken from a cactus dessert and the tones within succulents. It was a perfect combination of purple and green tones, an almost transition from Pantone’s Greenery colour trend and into the new Pantone Ultra Violet.
Succulent plant – a symbol of timeless love.
I wanted a venue that would appeal to the alternative yet romantic bride and a year round venue too. Canal Mills in Leeds was a great find and with the graffiti and bare brick walls as a base, I knew we could do something that bit special with the lighting. It’s a large, warehouse venue and something you’d expect from trendy East London.
My gold ceremony backdrop was used to frame the couple and capture the electric between a real couple. Georgia and Nathan were very sweet, their love was captured by Stevie throughout the shoot, something that can’t always be recreated sometimes with models.
Typical Type supplied the filament lamps to my gold ceremony frame to create that magical romantic glow within the warehouse space. A round chandelier cluster was positioned above the reclaimed table from All Things Borrowed, a beautiful statement table and eclectic chairs to soften the venue’s space.
The hair and make up by Bow and Blush was elegant and classic with a floral headpiece teamed beautifully with a geometric tiara from On Foundations. A great combination to add that modern bridal twist.
The dress from The White Yard was pretty and detailed. The long lace sleeves are unique.
The suit from Tweed and Groom with a Liberty print tie added that little pretty detail and softened the grooms look.
The stationery from Gray Starling reflected the hues in the inspiration and concrete touches with modern fonts appealing to the modern bride. The scroll table plan hung effortlessly within the venue and a key statement bit of stationery.
To be frank, we wanted to display a cake that wasn’t sat on a table! We made a tipi structure and swing for the elegant cake from White Rose Cake Design to sit on, making it a show stopper display and illuminated from below to accentuate it’s beauty.
Jewellery from Stella and Dot was an understated touch with a modern boho feel complimenting the long lace sleeves.
The flowers by Alison from Flowers from the Garden were outright incredible. The combination of succulents, foliage and handmade concrete pots from Alison’s talented Daughter were perfect for the table runner to sit under the filament lighting from Typical Type. The runner and silks from Bertie and Fred were teamed perfectly with the flowers and added that extra flowing detail to the bouquet. Alison from Flowers from the Garden specialises in home grown and locally sourced flowers, herbs and foliage. It’s this concept that makes Alison’s flowers so unique and a work of art.
Throughout the shoot I wanted the energy to be relaxed, fun and most of all, real. The combination of industrial warehouse coolness without overshadowing the love on a wedding day. Call us soft or a hopeless romantic but that’s what a wedding is about and that’s what we want to portray within this shoot.”
Photographer | Stevie Jay Photography
Planner & Stylist | Emily K Weddings
Venue | Canal Mills
Flowers | Flowers from the Garden
Concrete Pots | Isobelle Hayes
Dress | The White Yard
Hair & Makeup | Bow and Blush
Cake | White Rose Cake Design
Stationery | Gray Starling Designs
Suit | Tweed and Groom
Models | Nathan and Georgia
Furniture | All Things Borrowed
Lighting | Typical Type
Headpiece | On Foundations
Jewellery | Stella and Dot
Silks and Runner | Bertie and Fred
Just stunning! Thanks so much to the whole team above for sharing these wedding ideas with us today xo Lou
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